Bright Ideas Winners

For the 2023-2024 school year, Jackson EMC awarded 48 educators with big checks to fund their innovative class projects. Overall, the cooperative awarded $73,600 in Bright Ideas grants to educators in 30 middle schools for projects representing a variety of disciplines.

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See Our 2023 Bright Idea Winners

Barrow Arts & Innovation Magnet ProgramCarrington Nasoulis3D Art Through the 3D Pen$890.00
Barrow Arts & Innovation Magnet ProgramJennifer DeckardPhysical Science Gamified!$1,920.00
Bear Creek MSTaylor VandiverHands-On Earth Science With Augmented Reality$2,000.00
Bear Creek MSRachel WilsonEmpowering Future Innovators: Fueling STEAM Learning with 3D Printing$1,793.00
Haymon-Morris MSTrevor QueenImplementation of Raised Beds to Increase Horticultural Knowledge$1,868.00
Russell MSCasey DanielQuilting Pattern with Printmaking$1,070.00
Russell MSCarissa NeupertMotion Mastery: Accelerating Learning with PocketLab G-Force Sensors$1,698.00
Westside MSTamra A MorrisMoving the Inside to the Outside: Biology of Cells$1,958.00
Westside MSNes ZuluagaCS-STEM - Creative Solutions with STEM$2,000.00
Clarke MSAudrey HughesEnergized Kids Leading the Way$1,180.00
Commerce MSCarolyn HutchesonTechnology Competitors in a Digital Age$1,344.00
Gainesville MSRebecca OliverForge Your Future$1,900.00
Gainesville MSAngelica JonesCrash Test Collisions - We're No Dummies!$2,000.00
Berkmar MSBeth SampleLearning with Legos$1,875.00
Berkmar MSAbby PaulMotion Marvels: Applications of Motion Sensors$1,080.00
Coleman MSDana HermannCoding with Art$1,954.00
Dacula MSTracie BannerLearn, Create, and Play: Coding to AR Video$1,997.00
Dacula MSMarissa BrownNew-tons of Fun with Rockets$452.00
Hull MSCelia AyenesazanIlluminated Quilts Light the Way$1,963.00
Hull MSBeth FeustelThermodynamics- A Cool Topic!$455.00
Jones MSBeverly JohnsonThis is Growing to be Great!$1,204.00
Jones MSTricia SungSMART Engineering For The Future$2,000.00
Jordan MSStacey Edison-BrysonLearn to Fly through Coding$1,991.00
Osborne MSKellyn AguilarDecision Making and Simulations$1,873.00
Radloff MSOtis EnochScientific Method Investigators$2,000.00
Radloff MSLisa BabbageBeyond Homeroom: Core with Keva$1,854.00
Sweetwater MSDana HarrellKeyboard Kids$1,903.00
Twin Rivers MSYolanda LetmanWater Powered Rocket$1,877.00
Twin Rivers MSAndrew CoxHarnessing the Wind$1,470.00
Cherokee Bluff MSLauren SloanWordly Wise for English Language Learners$785.00
Chestatee AcademyJustin ReynoldsE4: Eagles Encourage Eagles to Express$1,854.00
Davis MSSable McIntyreHarmonious Inclusivity$2,000.00
Davis MSJanice GaultScenarios for Social Studies$450.00
North Hall MSDavid CordellCareer Exploration Through Virtual Reality$1,800.00
South Hall MSJoseph RichTime for a Tune-Up!$1,894.00
South Hall MSLyndrid PattersonArt and Science of Capturing Light$1,967.00
World Language AcademyGabriela CardenasIntegrating Social Emotional Learning in Financial Education$300.00
East Jackson MSVickie HuffRyze Tech Tello Drones for CTAE$1,937.00
Legacy Knoll MSChandler DickersonBand Drill Design and Composition$1,550.00
Legacy Knoll MSKristin Sweat ButkovichMath Through Dream Home Construction$1,067.00
West Jackson MSChrista CliverMakey Makey Arcade$1,135.00
West Jackson MSTonia Harbin3D Derby: Racing Toward the Future$1,950.00
Jefferson MSSheila HouseRC Cars with Arduino Servos$1,925.00
Jefferson MSJessica BowdenThe Art of Video Games and Graphic Design$250.00
Lumpkin County MSBryan FaganCreative Learning with LEGO Education SPIKE Prime$2,000.00
Lumpkin County MSHailey FowlerArtistic Observation$833.00
Madison County MSMarilyn HilleyFall in Love with Minerals, One Rock at a Time!$850.00
Madison County MSJenny TackettLearning Language with Legos$1,484.00